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PBN announces 2024 Best Places to Work

PROVIDENCE – Sixty-seven honorees have been named by Providence Business News for its 2024 Best Places to Work Awards program. Each company and organization recognized...

R.I. physicians group partners with Calif. health tech company

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to use population metrics to predict and prevent health outcomes, the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp. has announced...

Integra launches new initiative to support projects addressing health equity

PROVIDENCE – Integra Community Care Network is launching a new initiative to address health equity issues in its communities. The new Integra Social Partnerships Initiative...

Integra/RIPCPC pharmacists save Blue Cross Medicare Advantage program $1M

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island medical group’s pharmacy team’s savings of millions in direct and indirect pharmacy costs in 2020 was recently highlighted in...

Care New England names chief population health officer

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton, a leading geriatrician at Care New England Health System, has added to her list of titles. Fulton has been...

Partnership between Integra and Flourish Fund aims to support parents-to-be at...

PROVIDENCE – As a result of a partnership between Integra Community Care Network and a Newport-based organization, some parents-to-be who are also patients at...

Integra partners with House of Hope to address homelessness

PROVIDENCE – A new partnership between Providence-based Integra Community Care Network and House of Hope Community Development Corp. in Warwick aims to place more...
INUNDATED: Dr. Brian Kwetkowski is a general practitioner with his own practice in East Greenwich. Since the onset of COVID-19, he has been inundated with calls from patients and nonpatients seeking authorization for tests, as well as other medical problems. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Primary care concerns intensified by pandemic

Hospitals dominate headlines when it comes to caring for those sick with ­COVID-19. But the pandemic has also put a spotlight on an oft-overlooked segment...
PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence.  COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more...
CLOSE COORDINATION: Dr. David Bourassa, right, chief medical officer for Thundermist Health Center, speaks with medical assistant Aminata Gassama. Bourassa said primary care doctors can coordinate a patient’s care better than a CVS MinuteClinic because they know a patient’s medical history.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Docs worry CVS clinics coming between them, patients

When it comes to minor health care issues, scheduling a doctor’s office visit can sometimes be more of a headache than many people can...
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